Monthly Archives: October 2016

#Mapvember2016

I made this list of topics to help with ideas and to add a sense of conformity for those who prefer that sort of approach. Even though this is “the official” list, following the themes and topics is totally voluntary.

 

It’s almost November and time for the 2nd annual #mapvember challenge! It’s an open challenge for all interested in drawing fictional RPG maps.

#mapvember2016 will be held between the 1st and the 30th of November 2016.

About #Mapvember

#Mapvember was held for the first time in November 2015 and all by accident. Around 2014 I found out that some talented people were making really amazing RPG maps and sharing them online. I studied these maps with awe and a growing urge to draw maps, but I never really got the reason or the time for it. Or so I told myself. Then, one day, I got a sudden inspiration to draw a map, but all I happened to have was just a pad of post-its. I drew a small mini-dungeon on a post-it note, but came out as a map that could be played as a short adventure. It was so fun that I wanted to draw another one right away.

It happened to be the beginning of November and as it’s a fad to have all kinds of themed months, so I thought why not make this a “mapvember”! People like me, could have the reason to draw maps again or start drawing maps for the first time. Anyone interested in drawing maps can spare at least 15 minutes every day, or at least every other day, of their lives to draw a small post-it map or such. It really doesn’t take more than that to draw a small map with a couple or rooms. Also, as the idea is to share the maps with others, anyone can benefit from this. Just search from your favorite social media service using #mapvember or #mapvember(year) as the keyword or google it up and hopefully you will find something useful. Isn’t internetz amazing, or what?!? 😀

OK, I’m in!

Great! You can learn more about #mapvember HERE or at www.mapvember.com. Please feel free to share the website so we can get more participants to share their creations all around the social media.

 

[Map] The Smuggler Base 404

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This map started out as a quick doodle on coffee break, but it ended up as a “real” map. My intention was to release this as just a quick doodle, but I got an idea about trying to use textures with the hand-drawn map.

This was my first experimental hybrid map with hand-drawn lines and shades and photobashed and overpainted colors and textures.  I hope you like it, because you might see more of this in the future 😉

You can get the high-resolution version(s) of this map on Patreon by supporting my work or you can purhase it online on DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

 


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2016.

Creative Commons License

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

[Map] A Buried Wreck

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During the last #mapvember I made a map of a spaceship buried in snow or ice. I find the idea of something buried into the ground waiting to be found very interesting and this was also one of the first things for me to write down to my idea list.

Eventually I got the line art for this made in September, but it did a little longer to finalize So, now I finally have this finished. I also decided to add some natural caverns there with some strange objects in them. I thought that this would make an interesting twist when scavenging the wreck or looking for survivors.

 


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in August 2016.

Creative Commons License

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

 

[Map] Warzone Bravo-Zero-Five

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Infiltrated enemy combatants detonated an IED when our convoy escorting a VIP was passing through the hot zone bravo-zero-five. The detonation blocked the convoy’s path and the hostiles overpowered the convoy quickly with further RPG and high-caliber AMR shots at the convoy. The initial fire exchange took out four EXO suits and disabled the APC transporting the VIP.  Continue reading

[Map] Landing Pad 12

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I’ve started to experiment a bit more with color maps. I must admit that I got really inspired by the maps of Mike Schley as most – if not all – of his maps are color maps.

I’ll try to color at least a map or two per month and I believe these will be more useful, well, at least better looking, on virtual tabletops likeroll20. Also, this map is one of my few encounter maps. I might also add some more of these to my portfolio over time.


For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in September 2016.

Creative Commons License

This work by Miska Fredman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.